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Will You Go Out With Me? Relaxing at Satori Float Spa 

click to enlarge Ryan on the sound and light therapy table pre-float.
  • Ryan on the sound and light therapy table pre-float.
Several years ago, while my husband, Ryan, and I were still living in New York City, we heard about the therapeutic practice of floating. You float in about 10 inches of the saltiest water you can imagine, in a dark, quiet, enclosed tank. One hour in a float tank, we heard, could be as beneficial as five hours of sleep. We both wanted to try it, and even bought a gift card for a friend, but never dove in ourselves. 

So when I got a Localvore Today email this past summer offering a two-for-one float at a spa in Shelburne, I knew what had to be done. 

At first blush, floating naked in an isolation tank may not sound like a “date,” per se. But herein lies the beauty: Yes, you are alone in the tank, but you’re both alone in a tank and experiencing something totally unusual at the same time. And you’ll finish at the same time, and talk about what just happened for hours and days to come.

One of the things we’ve struggled with since becoming parents — something I imagine many of us face — is the lack of true alone time. If I’m not caring for our kids, then I often feel like I should be hanging out with my husband or my friends or doing the laundry (it’s always the laundry). Even the most extroverted among us (see: my husband) requires some time without other people around, free from the pressure to be social. 

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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